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Re: [APD] Shrimp q's
I believe John F. Hess wrote this email section below:
> separate email because it's specifically shrimp questions.
> After a couple weeks in the tank, it looks like all my Amano shrimp
> (7 from the lfs in town) are still alive. I have only seen one or 2
> at a time, but for the past couple of afternoon-evenings, they have
> been localized to one spot on a piece of wood. What's up with that?
Probably Infusoria and algae growing on the wood.
An 'all-you-can-eat' cafe? :-)
> Also, I have a ghost shrimp that is getting whiter and opaque. Is
> this old age or growth, indicating he'll be splitting his skin and
> getting a new shell?
Could be. As long as you feed low protein food, have a decent level of GH
water then your shrimp can develop a good carapace.
Shrimp often change colour as they absorb minerals from your tank.
> Last, talking about water, the surface of my
> water has a very faint sort of oil slick look on part of it. I
> assume it's not supposed to be there? Is it from plants/fish/food/
> pump/my arm or what?
Biofilm from bacteria probably.
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